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Interesting coin track and slot upgrade? AE Rotay payphone

Started by Jim Stettler, February 03, 2016, 06:01:31 PM

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Jim Stettler

Craigslist ad ( dead link 03-03-21 )

<edit> A couple of screenshots added for posterity so when the Craigslist listing disappears the pictures will still be here along with the discussion on the rotary phone forum.    Terry
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Stan the Man

Looks like someone adapted part of a vending machine coin mechanism into it..  :)



So even if it's butchered, is it still worth $200? My guess is no.

Jim Stettler

I think it is a legitimate conversion done by a payphone re builder. I think that because of the strange single slot adapter. It is nicely done and fits the top well. I suspect it works as a payphone. There is a board  inside that could interface the coin mechanism to a timing circuit. I also noticed a lock? @ the rear side of the bottom housing.

f I found it in town for $100 I would buy it. I would keep it as is, but I like oddball telephones. I

One of the cost considerations when buying payphones is "how complete is it?"  replacement parts add up fast. This phone would need a 3 slot coin gauge, a coin track , a coin relay, Most likely locks and keys are missing.

Jim S.
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Jim Stettler

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